Currumbin to Get Active with free sports courses

6 Aug 2012 12:00 PMJann Stuckey

6th August 2012

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP, is encouraging Currumbin school communities to build their sporting credentials by participating in a series of free accreditation and training courses.

Ms Stuckey said the Get Active Queensland Accreditation Program provided training for teachers, volunteers, tertiary and secondary students in a range of sports and recreational activities across the state. The program kicked off in Cairns in July.

“It was a great opportunity for members of the local community to learn some new skills and in turn share their knowledge to contribute to the development of sport and recreation in Cairns and now it’s Currumbin’s turn,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The Newman Government’s Get Active Queensland’s free beginner-level training can ultimately lead to nationally recognised coaching, officiating and sports first aid accreditation.

“The more teachers and volunteers with these skills, the greater the asset they are to their local schools and communities.

“In addition to courses for sports strapping and first aid, participants can take part in a range of coaching courses including athletics, basketball, soccer, rugby league, swimming and water safety.

 “We want all Queenslanders to get involved in sport from an early age and have access to sporting opportunities wherever they live in Queensland.

“That’s why the Newman Government has committed to supporting them through our $16 million Get in the Game initiative.

“Get in the Game is about providing better equipment and facilities at the grassroots and giving children who might not otherwise be able to afford it the chance to get involved with sport.

“Our local focus could also inspire some of our future sporting stars. Students as young as 10 years old going to school today will be eligible to compete at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.”

“The courses will be held from 8:15am to 5pm on Saturday 18 August at Palm Beach Currumbin State High School, Thrower Drive, Currumbin.

For more information or to register, go to www.sportrec.qld.gov.au/workshops.

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